2.9 magnitude quake, Murder for hire plot, Softball coach arrest - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

2.9 magnitude quake, Murder for hire plot, Softball coach arrested, Elk

Annette Burnia is charged with Class A felony of attempted murder in the second degree. Annette Burnia is charged with Class A felony of attempted murder in the second degree.
Sammy E. Montgomery is charged with charged third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl. Sammy E. Montgomery is charged with charged third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl.
This newborn elk bull was taken with several other elk to Peck Ranch in Carter County, Mo. (Source: AJ Hendershott and Candice Davis with MDC) This newborn elk bull was taken with several other elk to Peck Ranch in Carter County, Mo. (Source: AJ Hendershott and Candice Davis with MDC)
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Did you feel it? The United States Geological Survey reports a 2.9 magnitude earthquake shook part of southeast Missouri today just after 5 p.m.

Police arrested a Park Hills, Mo. woman after police say she tried to pay her son to kill her husband.

A Paducah, Ky. middle school softball coach has been arrested after Paducah police say he had an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

A man accused of using the Carbondale, Ill. police chief's gun to commit murder pleaded guilty.

Poplar Bluff, Mo. Police arrested four teens after a convenience store break-in early this morning.  After confronting the suspected getaway driver, officers hid in the back of a pickup truck and surprised the suspects.

Officers are investigating two more break-ins at convenience stores in Fisk and Neelyville, Mo.

It's the news people who work at Tamms Correctional Center hoped they would not hear. Today, employees started getting pink slips.

The West Frankfort Police Department arrested 18 people today after an undercover drug investigation.

An Indiana man is being sought in connection with a theft that occurred in Graves County.

Recent data shows a shocking jump in youth diabetes. A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics said 1 out of 4 youth in the U.S. is diabetic or pre-diabetic. Christy Millweard talked with the mother of a diabetic child and diabetes educator about battling diabetes.

Two Catholic universities have filed suit against the Obama administration and its mandate requiring employers to offer coverage of, among other things, birth control.

The bust of radio host Rush Limbaugh is on display at the Missouri Capitol with fellow members of the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is studying legislation expanding Missouri's "move over" law to include stopped Transportation Department vehicles with flashing amber or white lights.

The Florida cattle buyer who went missing in Johnson County faces new charges in Texas, as authorities in Bollinger County investigate claims he stole cattle from the Patton Junction Livestock Auction.

Missouri's elk herd doubled in size over the weekend. A second batch of wild elk from Kentucky was taken to Peck Ranch Conservation Area in northwestern Carter County Saturday morning.

With the mild winter, gardeners across the Heartland were able to get an early start on planting. Do you have a garden, vegetables or flowers, you're proud of? Maybe your friends, family or neighbors have an enviable plot. Email us the pictures to cNews@kfvs12.com or click here to upload them.  We'll include them in our garden competition slideshow.  You could win four Southern Illinois Miners tickets.

Christy Hendricks
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